How resources are raised, pooled, allocated and spent within a country to ensure that each person can get the quality health services they need without financial hardship. Designated spending for primary health care should be included and regularly monitored as a necessary part of any country's holistic health financing strategy.

Purchasing & Payment Systems

Strategic Purchasing and Provider Payment systems enable countries to pool public funds and transfer these resources to PHC providers to deliver health services.

Funding & Allocation of Resources

PHC spending includes expenditures on "first-contact" preventative and curative primary care services as well as on broader public health strategies that promote good health and well-being.